Super Human?

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When he won his seventh consecutive Tour de France on Sunday, he was called a freak of nature, able to use oxygen more efficiently than any other human being. Geneticists, neuroscientists and other specialists are working on innovations that could make any of us into a Lance Armstrong. From robots that will enter our bloodstream to devour cancer cells and near-infrared wavelengths that will heal a soldier's wound right on the battlefield to a pill that could improve a child's SAT score by 200 points, we are on the verge of some radical medical and scientific transformations. What it means to be human is about to evolve in ways unimaginable to us today. Guest host Diana Nyad explores this evolutionary manipulation with journalists, scientists and researchers.
  • Making News: All Four Londoner Bomber Suspects in Custody
    There's been a flurry of activity in both London and Rome today, with arrests being made of men evidently connected to the failed July 21 attacks on London's transit system. Sebastian Rotella, Paris Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times, is covering developments in Britain.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Senator Frist Breaks with Bush on Stem Cell Research
    After passing through the House, the stem cell bill has been stalled in the Senate, with Republican leader Bill Frist echoing President Bush's opposition. This morning, Frist announced he's reversed his position and will back expansion of research, a move that will no doubt push the bill closer to passage, and possibly prompt the President to use the first veto of his office. Mike Madden of Gannett News Service has an update.
Guest host Diana Nyad, 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books.

Metropolitan Police Service on arrest of bombing suspects

Los Angeles Times article on arrest of London bombing suspects

Lance Armstrong

Senator Bill Frist on stem cell research

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (HR 810)

President Bush on stem cell research

Tennessean article on Frist-s breaking with Bush on stem cell research



Warren Olney